Saturday, September 16, 2006

This Dog Don't Deserve the Pound

By Kanrei

This is a tale of a bounty hunter and a rapist. It is a tale of politics and justice. It is a tale of tragedy and irony. It is a tale worthy of a movie.

Duane “Dog” Chapman is a bounty hunter who rose to fame on June 18th 2003. We all remember the tale of Andrew Luster’s capture in Mexico by a renegade bounty hunter who was arrested himself in the process, right? That was Dog who did it and he got a very highly rated reality show in the process. Good show too I should add.

Dog, his son Leland, and brother Tim were all arrested in Mexico because bounty hunting is a crime there. That one fact really blows my “Old West” fantasy about Mexico. They were supposed to stand trial in Puerto Villarta on July 15, 2003, but jumped bail and returned to America.

Let me say that again because it is really ironic. Dog, the bounty hunter went to Mexico to get someone who skipped bail. While there he got arrested and skipped bail. Most fugitives hide while on the run, but Dog gets a reality show.

This changes the entire dynamic of that show really. Now it is like some vigilante fugitive who is righting wrongs to clear his name. Kind of like "The Fugitive" meets "The A-Team".

Mexico wants him extradited to stand trial. If he is found guilty he will go to jail for 8 years. They officially asked the United States to arrest him and a Federal judge in Hawaii signed the warrant for his arrest.

I first thought he was a joke when I first heard of him. I saw a photo of him and said “this guy is a WWF reject”, but I watched the show and he really is a good guy. He has even let people go to turn themselves in so it goes better on them than having a bounty hunter do it. He gives people second chances when they deserve it. It was a side I did not expect to see based on his “Dog” image.

Andrew Luster is serving 124 years in prison for 86 counts of rape involving three women. He is the great-grandson of Max Factor of cosmetics fame. This little shit thought he was above the law. He skipped out on a $1 million bond because that is nothing to his family. He felt no guilt or remorse for his crimes and would probably continue doing it in Mexico.

Dog may have broken some minor laws, but he did it to serve a greater good. There are times that certain things should be overlooked. He did make Mexico look bad and the politics of the incident are nasty. I do realize this, but we are talking about a rapist. Dog took risks and justice was served.

The final say will be left up to Condi Rice. Write to the State Department and tell them to intercede on the right side for once. Dog does not deserve the pound.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kanrei.

I saw your post about DOG on a blog I am no longer going to use.

I wanted to give you this link to a letter just written by Congressman Tom Tancredo blasting our U.S Attorney General. here it is: CONG. TOM TANCREDO BLASTS U.S. ATTY GENERAL FOR ARREST OF BOUNTY HUNTER DOG

I thought you would find this letter interesting and let you know that at least someone in our government is demanding answers.
P.S. -- how come there is nothing on PWZ about DOG and the arrest? I couldn't find anything. Why don't you set up a comment section?

RexZeitgiest said...

Good idea Anon....Kan, I will post this story over at the PWZ, if you don't mind.....

I think Chapman is a little nutty but this whole thing is ridiculous...I guess the Mexuican wanted Luster to drug and rape thier citizens?

Kanrei said...

Thank you both. This is a serious issue I feel that is above any stupid blog war. If Dog gets sent there we will have a major problem with criminals escaping justice to Mexico like the old west days. Mexico doing this now is insulting.

RexZeitgiest said...

I saw two stories today about Chapman being sued, one by a wrongful arrest he made and another for a fight at a hotel he was staying at....

Dog needs to slow down a little.....He had a bad summer.....His daughter died, his son went back to jail, he had two people sue him, and he and is second son are now under arrest......

Kanrei said...

Victim of success in some ways. I did not know about his daughter. He should slow down. Maybe even retire.

RexZeitgeist said...

His daughter died the day he got married.....

Kanrei said...

That sucks. I started watching the show to laugh at him, but I must admit he seems like a truly good guy.

RexZeitgeist said...

He is a little too preachy for me.

Serena Joy said...

I've always badly wanted to give Dog a decent haircut. Still, he's one of the "good guys." What is Mexico thinking? I mean, come on -- the Mexican government is rotten with corruption. The Mexican police are notoriously prone to bribery. And they have a problem with bounty hunting, want to send someone to prison for it? How utterly absurd. Poor Dog. I hope the cavalry rides in to spring him.